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Welshpool Mid Wales Airport lies in the beautiful Severn valley and is on the edge of some of the most stunning open flying country anywhere in the UK.


Developed from the 1990s onwards, the airport is now a home for numerous business and light aircraft. It is also the base for the Mid Wales Air Ambulance. Here you can get lessons and gain a licence flying helicopters, fixed wing aircraft and microlights. You could also just come along and watch the comings and goings of a busy general aviation hub.

Airbase Challenge 2014

One of the paramedics based at Mid-Wales Airport is to cycle across Wales in just three days to raise money for the Wales Air Ambulance.

As a HEMS paramedic based at Welshpool, Rhodri Thomas knows very well the value that the air ambulance provides to mid-Wales. So while most of us are still absorbing turkey into our bellies, Rhodri is on his bike, training for his epic challenge in September.

Rhodri has given himself the grueling task of cycling from Caernarfon to Welshpool in one day, followed by Welshpool to Lampeter the second day and finally arriving at Folly Farm in Pembrokeshire on the final day. In doing so, Rhodri and his team will contribute to the £6 million required each year to keep Wales's three air ambulances in the air.

To sponsor Rhodri, please visit his JustGiving page.

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